DHAKA: Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad’s body has been taken to Rangpur.
A helicopter carrying his body landed at Rangpur cantonment at 11:50am on Tuesday (July 16).
Later, his body will be taken to Rangpur Eidgah where his fourth namaj-e-janaja will be held.
After janaja, his body is expected to bring back to bury at Combined Military Graveyard in Dhaka after Asr prayer.
Earlier, the helicopter carrying his body departed from Tejgaon Airport for Rangpur, his electoral area around 10:30am.
Younger brother of Ershad and Jatiya Party acting chairman GM Quader, party’s secretary general Moshiur Rahman Ranga, Ershad’s son Rahgir Al Mahi Saad and other senior leaders of the party also accompanied the coffin.
90-year-old former military ruler HM Ershad died at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) here on Sunday (July 14) morning.
He breathed his last at 7:45am.
He was suffering from various old age complications including low hemoglobin count, liver complications, and lung and kidney infections.
BDST: 1218 HRS, JULY 16, 2019